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Friendlier URLs by BOP5
by BirdOPrey5
14 Jan 2012 14:54

4 Attachment(s)
Current Version: 0.9 Beta

The purpose of this mod is to make "friendly" URLs in VB4 even better.

DO NOT USE IF YOU HAVE VBSEO - It should already do this.

Demo: Test Thread on Qapla.com

For SEO purposes it is often best that only standard English characters and numbers are in URLs.

If you have a forum where non-English languages are used and you have letters with accents or other symbols in them they would become part of the links to your threads and your site would be indexed like that. However when a user searches for something like "Jagermeister" they will usually type "Jagermeister" into the search and not the technically correct "Jgermeister."

Previously in VB4 there was no way to convert to a automatically, or even to strip them from the URL altogether.

This mod adds those options. It has a built in translation table for the most commonly used accented characters. It also allows you to specify custom translations if there are additional letters you want to translate to their English/Latin equivalents.

It also includes a final option to simply strip (remove) any special characters it can't translate.

I am marking this Beta as I have tested it and run in on my own forum, www.qapla.com, but I have not tested it extensively.

You must have VB 4.1.10 or above for this to work, it will not work on older versions.

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Please "Mark as Installed" if you use this. :)
Donations always appreciated. :up:
Nominate MOTM if you LOVE it! ;)

lodos0677 14 Jan 2012 19:38

beautiful work. congratulations..

fiatforever 14 Jan 2012 20:23

Looks great, thank you :)

OldSchoolDSL 14 Jan 2012 21:19

tagged

I wonder how this will work on nginx

SuperTaz 14 Jan 2012 21:30

Will this affect URL's for sites with vBSEO?

Morpheus NS 14 Jan 2012 21:50

Installed in test forum, it works like a charm! I was waiting for something like this since I started using vBulletin, nominated for MOTM.

Dr.osamA 14 Jan 2012 23:36

installed under test

thank you sir

thecore762 14 Jan 2012 23:39

Quote:

Originally Posted by SuperTaz (Post 2287839)
Will this affect URL's for sites with vBSEO?

You don't want to use this if you are already using vBSEO.

BirdOPrey5 15 Jan 2012 00:31

Quote:

Originally Posted by SuperTaz (Post 2287839)
Will this affect URL's for sites with vBSEO?

Quote:

Originally Posted by thecore762 (Post 2287898)
You don't want to use this if you are already using vBSEO.

What he said. If you are using VBSEO don't use this mod- I think VBSEO already does this for you...

I should probably add that message in the top post.

Thank you all... If we go a couple weeks without major bugs I'll take it out of Beta- just didn't have time to do extensive testing, wasn't expecting 4.1.10 to be released so soon. :D

Juggernaut 16 Jan 2012 02:12

Exellent product, nominated as well. :D

sadiq6210 16 Jan 2012 05:44

Finally
Thanks .. this is great

I was using basic links and I converted the links to advance after I installed this great mod but there is two issue:

1- When I copy and past the link in any post, I is appearing again like this
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/attac...7&d=1326552849

but there is no issue when I click on the link where I got the correct link.


2- If I enter any thread from the old basic link such as:
http://www.domain.com/forum/showthread.php?t=276953

The link is automatically converting to the advance link, but like this only:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/attac...7&d=1326552849

BirdOPrey5 16 Jan 2012 13:05

How are you copying and pasting the link in #1- what is your copy source? The browser address bar? Can you paste a link here using the [code] bb code?

3) When you say auto convert do you mean it changes in your address bar from the old basic to the new advanced before the page even loads?

Morpheus NS 16 Jan 2012 13:38

Working great in live forum, I can finally sit down and relax, my links are fine without using an expensive solution like vBSEO... Is there any way to do the same thing in cms articles meta description?

sadiq6210 17 Jan 2012 06:22

1 Attachment(s)
Quote:

Originally Posted by BirdOPrey5 (Post 2288513)
How are you copying and pasting the link in #1- what is your copy source? The browser address bar? Can you paste a link here using the [code] bb code?

Also, when I copy the link and paste it here I face the same bug, like this:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

While when I copy it from the address bar it was as shown in the screen shot:
https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2012/01/38.jpg


Quote:

Originally Posted by BirdOPrey5 (Post 2288513)
3) When you say auto convert do you mean it changes in your address bar from the old basic to the new advanced before the page even loads?

Yes, you can try to enter this link:
www.qapla.com/mods/showthread.php?t=139

You will notice that the link will change in your address bar to:
http://www.qapla.com/mods/showthread...-de-los-perros

In your forum it is perfect .. but in my forum (Arabic lang.) when I enter any thread using the old basic link, then It changes to the new advance link but only like this:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

It should be:
https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2012/01/38.jpg

BirdOPrey5 17 Jan 2012 13:28

Ah, In your Friendly URL settings (the built in ones) look at the Enforce Canonical URL options...

Turn it off (No) for registered users and Off for guests... The defaults are Yes and Standard.


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